model horse carriage magazine rack/ flower planter

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Project by hobby1 posted 04-22-2013 03:23 AM 3988 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi woodworkers,

Here is a project I built using , 2X4’s resawed on my table saw, the amount spend was around $20 when lumber was less expensive at lowes. last year.

It took around 8months to design and build, the inspiration came from a picture of an antique carriage I found on the innernet.

I used it for a basic concept to work from.

God Bless…
Have fun in the shop.

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#1 posted 04-22-2013 04:50 AM

Wow, great job! Love the attention to detail, design and craftsmanship

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#2 posted 04-22-2013 05:17 AM

Thats realy cool. Love the detail

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#3 posted 04-22-2013 10:30 AM

Amazing work and design. Your are a talented woodworker/artist.

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#4 posted 04-22-2013 11:57 AM

Seeing something like this on LJ’s is a 1st for me. This carriage must turn lots of head when they drive by. I hope you have it anchored down so it won’t get hijacked! The seats are vey interesting, all in all this buggy looks great! Nice work!

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#5 posted 04-22-2013 12:04 PM

Since you’ve referred to it as a magazine rack/flower pot, I’m guessing it’s not “life-sized”.... That said, I dont believe I’d let anyone hide it by filling it with magazines (or planting flowers in it either).

Beautiful wagon!

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#6 posted 04-22-2013 12:19 PM

Fantastic work, outstanding detail and craftsmanship. Don’t let anyone put anything in this, magazines or flowers, too beautiful to hide. All from Lowes 2X4s, they should pay you for rights to advertise what can be accomplished with their products. Excellent.

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 01:27 PM


Every one for your kind comments, it is much appreciated.

Have a great day and,
Have fun in the shop…

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#8 posted 04-22-2013 04:46 PM

Beautiful & Amazing! I’m not even sure what I’m seeing. What tools did you use to make all the small, detailed parts that make up this incredible project? Thanks for sharing!

-- John B.

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#9 posted 04-22-2013 04:50 PM

Very nice miniature. It looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 04-23-2013 12:17 AM

Now I really like this, looks awesome! I’ve got a valet box on mind to do in the old western wagon style, I plan on making a couple few pull out drawers with the open tray bench and adding the wagon wheels to the bottom. This reminded me of it.

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#11 posted 04-23-2013 12:46 AM

Hay, very cool build.

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#12 posted 04-23-2013 03:20 AM

Hi, everyone,

when I replied the last time I meant to write “thankyou for your kind compliments

John, the tools I used were mainly an 1/8th ” scroll blade in my benchtop bandsaw, for small details.

Randy, that ’s going to look real nice, clever idea for a valet box.

Thanks again everyone for the kind compliments, it is very much appreciated.

Have fun in the shop…

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#13 posted 04-24-2013 12:58 AM

What a classic carriage! Just how big is it? You aren’t really going to allow this to be in the weather, are you? It’s just too wonderful to risk getting rained on! We’re certain you’d have a traffic jam with everyone stopping to take a look!

Thanks for sharing.


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#14 posted 04-24-2013 01:23 AM


Thankyou very much for the nice compliment,
it is around 36” long by around 15” wide at the wheels,

I originally built it as an experiment, to see if projects like this would sell at an auction, but it never made it to the auction, a guy I do commision work for, liked it a lot, and he asked if he could buy it instead, so I let him buy it for a reasonable price he offered.

thanks again.

God bless,
and have fun in the shop…

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